Known as "popsicles", the SP had 4 of these unsuccessful units. This was their first run and one had already failed and was set out. A Roger Puta Photograph
NORMAN OK April 1977 -- Santa Fe U30CG 8000 leads a train west (compass south) over the Acres Street crossing toward downtown Norman. The third unit in consist is also a U30CG. The area in foregro... (more)
Burlington Northern GE U30C No. 5828 leads a BN coal train eastbound at Hoffman Avenue below Dayton’s Bluff at St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 21, 1987.
There's a happy ending! MILW sits on a siding in the MILW yard in Milwaukee, WI in March of 1985. The unit would get moved and spend several years on Jones Island in Milwaukee before ultimately go... (more)
Built as U23B, remanufactured as 3000-hp SF30B by Santa Fe, Cleburne, later derated to 2,300 hp.
The Gettysburg's No. 28 sits out the weekend down by the enginehouse. This unit was built as New York Central No. 2882 in November, 1967.
Union Pacific 2914 pulls into a yard track behind the Green River depot with high-wide loads all on Santa Fe flat cars.
Southern Railway U23B 3915 with high short nose at Columbus, Ohio, December 30, 1988.
NORTH ENID OK Aug 1977 -- Rock Island U30C 4596 is tied down just south of the Breckinridge Road grade crossing.
A grizzled veteran looking good in blue.
Photo by Mike Dolenski, from my collection.
A very bad day for a Penn Central U25C- talk about smoking up the catenary! Built by GE in December 1965 for the PRR, the 6511 would survive into the Conrail era, eventually renumbered as 6811.
MP2282 was one of seven MoPac GE's that were rebuilt by Jenks Shop with an EMD cab after sustaining accident damage. Here the unit leads a train on the Sedalia Sub over the Big Bend Blvd. overpass... (more)
On its way to the Bailey mine, a Detroit Edison train of empties works upgrade through Nineveh, Pennsylvania. Nineveh is just a few miles outside of Waynesburg on the Monongahela’s Manor branch.
In 1968, GE raised the horsepower on its models, this time to 3300hp. Like its B-B brother the U33B, the U33C is also characterized by large "wings" on the long hood. Penn Central numb... (more)
LSI U30C's 3009 & 3000 smoke it up through Empire Junction hauling ancient ore cars that were loaded at the Tilden Mine.